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US forces Norwegian firm to abandon Nord Stream 2

US forces Norwegian firm to abandon Nord Stream 2

Van: op 5 januari 2021

A Norwegian firm for technical and safety certificates for Russia’s gas pipeline to Germany has abandoned the project due to US sanctions.

 
COVID-19 pandemic accelerates financialisation and power of Big Tech companies

COVID-19 pandemic accelerates financialisation and power of Big Tech companies

Van: op 29 december 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will be yet another powerful catalyst to increase the financialisation and the power of Big Tech companies. Research on the business models of Alphabet (Google), Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Alibaba and Tencent shows how the 2008 financial crisis already accelerated the trend towards market consolidation. The present crisis is likely to do […]

 
Amnesty exposes Amazon staff conditions on ‘Black Friday’

Amnesty exposes Amazon staff conditions on ‘Black Friday’

Van: op 22 december 2020

Massive consumer demand must not cost Amazon staff their health and safety, Amnesty International warned in a new report.

 
EU Parliament: Strasbourg, or the climate?

EU Parliament: Strasbourg, or the climate?

Van: op 5 december 2020

The EU Parliament is headquartered in the French city of Strasbourg, but it has also offices in Luxembourg as well as Brussels

 
German presidency’s broken promises on ‘fair tax’

German presidency’s broken promises on ‘fair tax’

Van: op 29 november 2020

At the start of the German presidency of the EU Council it committed itself to a “fair taxation” agenda. But time is running out.

 
Biden’s ‘democracy summit’ would be good for US – and EU

Biden’s ‘democracy summit’ would be good for US – and EU

Van: op 6 november 2020

Europe will breathe a sigh of relief if Donald Trump vacates the White House. But what would Joe Biden bring as president of the USA?

 
Governments copycat, not analyse, corona measures

Governments copycat, not analyse, corona measures

Van: op 13 september 2020

Swedish scientists found that governments followed the lead of other countries in Covid-19 response rather than act on actual analysis of required measures.

 
Hydrogen supercar goes 1000 miles on a single tank.

Hydrogen supercar goes 1000 miles on a single tank.

Van: op 13 augustus 2020

The Hyperion XP- utilizes an advanced hydrogen-fueled propulsion system with a range of 1000 miles on 1 tank of compressed hydrogen.

 
Understanding why trees are dying may be key to locking up carbon

Understanding why trees are dying may be key to locking up carbon

Van: op 9 augustus 2020

Higher mortality rates of trees may begin to outweigh the capacity of remaining and new trees to maintain the carbon uptake at the same level.